Hip-hop mogul Jay Z has asked a judge to retain his financial and criminal records confidential in his ‘Big Pimpin’ lawsuit, he insisted that the documents do not pertain to the case.
The Rapper has been secured in a California court battle since 2007 with Osama Ahmed Fahmy, after he professed Jay Z’s hit song, Big Pimpin violates his rights to his uncle Baligh Hamdy’s Egyptian composition, Khosara, Khosara, which was released in 1957.
A trial date has been set for later this year if the two parties cannot come to an agreement, but Jay Z has maintained the song is protected under a previous licensing agreement made by producer Timbaland when the song was released in 2000.
Fahmy is claimed that Jay Z’s criminal past is relevant because he stole the track and reportedly seeking the financial paperwork to show how much the rapper made during each concert he performed the track.
Jay Z pleaded guilty in 1999 to a misdemeanor in the stabbing of record executive Lance Rivera and was sentenced to three years probation.
TMZ claimed that a judge has yet to rule on Jay Z’s request.